Additional steps needed to enable multicast logging for Windows Media Services 2008 R2

Multicast logging can be useful when you want to collect statistical information about the client viewing experience of a live Windows Media Services multicast stream.  The steps on Install and configure Logging Agent outline how to set this up, but you may need to do some additional steps to get the logging working. On step…

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Unable to delete an Azure Media Services live streaming channel

When you use Azure Media Services to create a live streaming channel, a program is also created. A program allows you to control how the channel is published and archived / DVR’d.  When you want to delete an unused program, you may see the error, “No programs could be found that match the filters you provided.”…

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A Change in the Default URL Type When Publishing a MP4 using Azure Management Portal

Starting in September 2014 Azure Media Services changed the default behavior for publishing Azure Media Services encoded MP4 files.  Previously after encoding a video with the Azure Media Encoder when you published a single-file MP4 video asset a SAS (Shared Access Signature) URL would be created that allows you to download the video from blob storage.  Currently when…

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Job record limit for Windows Azure Media Encoder

Job record limit for Windows Azure Media Encoder After processing a large number of videos with the Windows Azure Media Encoder you may see an error in the portal that says, “This account has reached the limit of 50,000 jobs.”  You see this error when you try to submit a new job.  If you are…

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